The set was performed at an art festival held on an island. This is a spectral music application. The piece depicts the environment and the place at the time it was performed.
The soundscape of the island was turned into synthesizer control messages by using Plogue Bidule modular sound processing software. The software analyzed the spectrum of the soundscape and picked frequencies from it at a certain tempo. The frequencies were then turned into MIDI note information. The notes were replayed by software and hardware synthesizers. The performer had no role in selecting the notes.
The island is called Harakka (Magpie) and it's close to the mainland. Harakka is inhabitated by birds and most of the smallish island is preserved. The premises were originally build for Finnish army, and the place was used to design and study explosives and related chemistry. The buildings, tunnels and bunkers are now in the use of artists.
The set was performed in the tight and wooden auditorium of the main building, which was built in 1929...